Nebraska 34
Iowa St. 3

Nov. 17, 1979 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th  T 
Iowa St. 0 0 0 3 3
Nebraska 3 25 0 6 34
First Quarter
NEB: Dean Sukup 27 field goal, 7:33
Second Quarter
NEB: Sukup 24 field goal, 14:58
NEB: Junior Miller 13 pass from Jeff Quinn (Kenny Brown pass from Quinn) 8:56
NEB: Andra Franklin 2 run (Sukup kick) 4:49
NEB: Miller 19 pass from Quinn (Sukup kick) 0:53
Fourth Quarter
NEB: Jeff Quinn 1 run (kick failed) 8:42
ISU: Alex Giffords 22 field goal, 1:37

                       ISU       NEB
First Downs............. 8        30
Rushing Net............ 29       311
Passing Net  .......... 98       163
  Comp-Att-Int. ... 9-18-1   11-18-2
Total Offense......... 127       474
Punts-Avg ........... 6-40      1-27
Fumbles-Lost ......... 2-1       0-0
Penalties-Yds ....... 5-60      6-42
Possession Time .... 19:01     40:59
Third-Down Conv. .... 1/11      8/14
Fourth-Down Conv. .... 0/0       0/2

LEADING NU RUSHER:
 Andra Franklin, 67 yards.

LEADING NU PASSER:
 Jeff Quinn 11-17-1, 163 yards.

NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME:
 Junior Miller, 6 catches, 83 yards, 2 TDs.

NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME:
 Bill Barnett, 5 unassisted tackles
 and 1 pass broken up.

SCORING SUMMARY & MORE STATS

ATTENDANCE: 76,049

Coverage

Recap

Tim Wurth vs. Iowa State 1979Tim Wurth is wrapped up after a short gain during Nebraska’s first touch­down drive. · Lincoln Journal Star · Newspapers.com

Offense gets rolling again vs. Cyclones

The Husker offense, which had sputtered the previous two games, seemed to get untracked again as Nebraska easily outdistanced Iowa State 34-3.

Quarterback Jeff Quinn and tight end Junior Miller hooked up six times, including second-quarter touchdowns of 13 and 19 yards. Miller ended the day with 83 receiving yards and had three rushes for 22 yards.

Once again the Huskers were without I-back Jarvis Redwine, who was injured during the first series, but I.M. Hipp and Craig Johnson filled in well. The Huskers scored on all five of their first-half possessions on their way to a 28-0 lead at intermission.

The win gave Nebraska its first 10-0 start since 1975, and a shootout with Oklahoma for the Big Eight championship was set.

Game stories
Pregame & team info
1979 schedule
05/05 Red 27, White 13
09/15 Utah St. W 35-14
09/22 @ Iowa W 24-21
09/29 Penn St. W 42-17
10/06 New Mexico St. W 57-0
10/13 Kansas W 42-0
10/20 @ Oklahoma St. W 36-0
10/27 Colorado W 38-10
11/03 @ Missouri W 23-20
11/10 @ Kansas St. W 21-12
11/17 Iowa St. W 34-3
11/24 @ Oklahoma L 14-17
01/01 Houston L 14-17
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